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Melbourne Stores

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Makybe05, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Hey im going to Melbourne on the weekend to watch some footy, i thought i might drop into on of the bigger motorcycle stores when i get a chance. Does anyone recommend any stores where i could try some stuff on in the cbd? I know theres one near Burke Street, well i think so anyway :) Ah well you guys will have a better idea.
    Thanks in advance.


     
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  2. Elizabeth St is the strip mate.
     
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  3. Elizabeth Street! (as if every rider in the universe didn't know it's the oldest motorcycle precinct in the world :roll: )
    Not a shadow of its former glory, though.
    You might actually find a better range in the cluster of shops around Maroondah Highway Ringwood, It's quite a long way out of town, but you could get there on the train in less than an hour.
     
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  4. So all along there? Any 'best' shop in particular?
     
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  5. There's a couple of "darkened" shops is Swanston St that might appeal to a young fella too :p Watch out for sticky seats (so I'm told)
     
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  6. Na i wouldn't have that much time, were watching Friday nights game then ill have the morning to look around the watching sat arvo's game then driving home, so were a bit rushed. So the CBD looks the go, from now until then ill have to perfect my haggling skills though :p
     
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  7. Really, the only one that's got an enormous range nowadays is Peter Stevens. The Yammy place next door has a small range of gear, Bike Barn two doors away has a bit of gear, but only seems to sell sell scooters now.
    In the next block south is Mars Leather, which custom makes fairly traditional stuff (plus a few other things), and another scooter shop with some gear.
    One block north of Peter Stevens on the opposite side is a Kwaka deaker with a decent range, and Quincy's is down the side lane a few metres. Two blocks north of Peter Stevens is a group of small shops selling mostly second-hand bikes and a little bit of gear.
    That's about it, really. Quite a lot of the small ones close soon after noon on Sat.
     
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  8. Yea ill be around there on Sat morning so i should be right. Can you use whereis? or google maps or something like that to locate these stores? That would be real handy :)
     
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  9. They're all within 2 or three blocks of the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale streets (up and down Elizabeth).
    Depends what your looking for, whether you'll have any luck.
    There's also a bloke sells gear in Victoria Market (500m away) on Saturdays, but it'll take you all morning to find him in that rabbit warren :p
     
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  10. where are you staying? they are just near melbourne central station. (come out the elizabeth st exit and PS is behind all the harleys)
     
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  11. checkout peter stevens, they often have some stocks to clear. i bought a alpinestar jacket (fabric) for only $150.. they have gloves and boots for sales as well.

    if you looking for 2nd hand, then i reckon ray quincey at lt latrobe st just off elizabeth st will be a good bet as well.
     
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